Cuts find social care for those with mental health problems is being reduced
Research has revealed that cuts in the provision of social care for people with mental health problems in England.
The research, commissioned by the Care and Support alliance and conducted by the Personal Social Services Research Unit, looks at over 70 charities and organisations which represent older and people with disabilities has found that the number of people with mental health problems receiving social care has dropped by 48% since 2005.
One in three local authorities has been found to reduce mental health services by at least 50%.
The study concluded that “almost certainly without precedent in the history of adult social care,” reports the Guardian.
The PSSRU study estimates that the cuts are equivalent to 63,000 fewer people with mental health problems receiving social care since 2005.
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